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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Four More Weeks!

The good news at The Pink House is that Bob once again passed his Rehab re-evaluation and was approved for physical therapy through Nov. 20th. OT did discharge him, which is all right by me, as she was truthfully running out of things to do...

This past week, at PT, Bob was able to stand with the hemi-walker for 1 minute and 30 seconds! Without assistance from the therapist. Which is a huge step in the right direction!

Unfortunately, since then, when trying to walk the rail at home, his right leg keeps getting "locked in extension", so when he attempts to get up from the wheelchair, that right knee locks, gets stuck, straight and unbendable as a board (even when I try to bend it), then his right foot slides right out from under him, toes into the air, as though he is kicking upward. At which point, he falls back into the wheelchair.

This only happens when he pushes up from the wheelchair arm, not when he pulls himself up on the rail... Very weird.

But I must hand it to Bob, who keeps trying to get up, even after he falls.


metalgirl162002 said...

It's good that he keeps trying! Hopefully you'll find a way to work past this!

barbpolan said...

Yes, getting up after falling is what this gig is all about. I'm glad Bob sees that and can muster persistence.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news about the PT extension. It's great to know that he continues to improve. His (and yours) hard work is slowly but surely paying off. Being able to continue his work on the rail after falling back into his chair shows his tenacity. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Dan